City Neighbours' Gift For Quambatook
Mornington Peninsula Shire today presented a gift of just over $20,000 to Gannawarra Shire Council to assist in the reconstruction of the flood damaged Quambatook Caravan Park.
The gift will go toward landscaping and renovation of bunkhouses to complement works already being undertaken at the Park, including construction of an outdoor kitchen.
Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Cr Graham Pittock presented the cheque to Gannawarra Shire Mayor Cr Max Fehring at a morning tea in the Park which was attended by Quambatook Caravan Park Management Committee members, community members, and Gannawarra Shire Council representatives.
In making the presentation Cr Pittock said the gift was from people in their Shire who wanted to help those impacted by the floods to rebuild.
Mornington’s Foreshore Camping Coordinator Heath Gillett spoke of their empathy for the community who had worked so hard to overcome the obstacles the flood had presented them with.
Cr Fehring and Quambatook Caravan Park Management Committee President Graeme Mann and member Norma Bennett spoke of the special significance such a gift had for the Quambatook community as it showed how the community had been remembered by its city neighbours following the devastation of the floods.
The new outdoor kitchen currently under construction has been funded under the Federal Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program and will include a barbecue and food preparation and dining area. The kitchen is scheduled to be officially opened in March 2012.
Date: 3 Feb 2012
Media contact: Mayor Cr Max Fehring M. 0417 307 157
Posted on 03/02/2012 by Mayor Cr Max Fehring